Jack Benny's comic fantasy which became the butt of a running joke on the Jack Benny radio show. Actually it's much better than its reputation, and it's at last available on region one DVDs.
June 16, 2014
Wow, talk about misrepresentation!
"The Horn Blows at Midnight" was neither a huge success nor the notorious bomb that Jack Benny made it out to be. But if it had been a dismal failure, this ad campaign would be a good indication as to why. There's no indication that it's a bizarro fantasy, no glimpses of the dazzling special effects and none of the insanely over-the-top comical moments are featured. Instead, it's marketed like a run-of-the-mill '40s sex comedy. It's always cool to see trailers that deviate from merely showing clips from the film, but otherwise this was a huge marketing misfire.